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Local tennis enthusiast returns to center court after shoulder surgery for osteoarthritis

Getting Her Swing Back Local tennis enthusiast returns to center court after shoulder surgery for osteoarthritis Pain is no match for Betsy Leavitt Stanford. When osteoarthritis threatened her ability to play tennis, the 77-year-old Arlington resident stayed in the game with shoulder replacement surgery. And she’s glad she did. “Before surgery, my shoulder throbbed all […]

For a local woman and her surgeon, quality of life steers knee replacement decision

A Quality of Life Issue For a local woman and her surgeon, quality of life steers knee replacement decision When Judith Rodney was in her early 50s, three doctors told her that she was too young to have her knees replaced. But her arthritis was growing worse over time, causing her tremendous pain, stiffness and […]

Active patient overcomes rare auto-immune disease with help from Inova Rehabilitation Center

Surviving Guillain-Barre Syndrome An active patient overcomes rare auto-immune disease with help from Inova Rehabilitation Center Juan Ochoa thrived on an active lifestyle — running five miles several times per week, playing squash and helping others achieve their fitness goals as a personal trainer. Then, in September 2011, he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), […]

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital welcomes a new plastic surgeon to Wound Healing Center

Welcome Dr. Bhatt Inova Mount Vernon Hospital welcomes a new plastic surgeon to Wound Healing Center Kirit Bhatt, MD, plastic surgeon, has joined Inova’s Dorothea R. Fisher Wound Healing Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Specializing in reconstruction, cosmetic surgery and wound care, Dr. Bhatt provides exciting new options for patients with hard-to-heal wounds. “At […]

ECT therapy offers alternative treatment for several psychiatric illnesses

Mood Boost ECT therapy offers alternative treatment for several psychiatric illnesses A severe behavioral health condition can greatly reduce a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, for patients who have not responded to medication or are unable to tolerate its side effects, a treatment called electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may provide rapid relief. A highly qualified staff […]

Cancellations and Delays Due for Inova to January Winter Storm

Updated as of 3 p.m. EST, January 22, 2014: Cancellations and delays on January 22, 2014 due to forecasted inclement weather: Inova Fairfax Medical Gift Shops early closing: Women’s and Children’s gift shop is closing at 4:30 p.m., the Tower gift shop will close at 5p.m. and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is currently […]

Surviving Bitter Winter Temperatures

When temperatures drop dangerously, there are many simple safeguards you can take to prevent severe injury, like frostbite or hypothermia: Dress warmly. Layering your clothing will provide the best insulation and retain body heat. Wearing a non-permeable outer layer will minimize the effects of strong winds. Protect your extremities. Hands and feet are at greater […]

Tips to Prepare for Extreme Winter Weather

Severe winter storms can be dangerous, even deadly. Currently, dangerously low temperatures and wind-chill factors are blanketing the United States. Knowing how to prepare for a storm, and what to do during and after one, can help keep you and your family safe. In advance Take the following steps before a winter storm moves into […]

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Provides Free Hip and Knee Replacements

Saturday, December 7, 2013 as Part of Operation Walk USA Alexandria, VA (December 9, 2013):   On December 7th, orthopedic surgeon(s) at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital provided free hip and/or knee replacements to 10 patients from the metropolitan Washington DC area, as part of Operation Walk USA. Currently in its third year, Operation Walk USA, […]

“Having back pain? Try changing how you view your techtoys!,” WUSA 9, December 3, 2013

Dr. Ali Ganjei, Medical Director of the Inova Spine Institute spoke with WUSA 9 about back pain that tech toys may be aggravating in “Having back pain? Try changing how you view your techtoys!,” on December 3, 2013.

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